Skiing and touring at the Ötscher

Inform yourself about the ski touring adventure Ötscher

Please pay particular attention to the avalanche warnings for our areas. Information can be found HERE

Track "Ötscher-Schutzhaus"
Total ascent: about 3,4km and about 560 meters of altitude
Level: light-medium, also suitable for beginners

The route starts at the rear parking lot in Weitental. From there it runs along the road to the edge of the forest. There the trail turns right and continues slightly uphill through the forest. After a few minutes you will reach piste #2 of the Großer Ötscher. The ascent route is on the extreme left side of the slope as seen from below. A little further up you turn left onto the ski trail. After a right-hand bend, you continue along the ski trail towards piste #2. Shortly after that, the ascent route runs left into the forest. From there on you are off the ski slopes in the wooded area. The ascent to the shelter is marked.The upper part of the ascent track (in the wooded area) is not open for downhill skiing.

Track "Little Ötscher - vertical up"
Total ascent: about 2,8km and about 600 meters of altitude
Level: difficult, only suitable for experts

The entrance is via the snowshoe hiking trail to the Eibenkogel. From there the route follows the lift route of the 4-person chairlift in the direction of the Little Ötscher summit. There are 400 very steep meters of altitude in front of you - perfect for training purposes! The descent must be on the slopes 3, 5 or 7 and in any case during the operating hours of the Ötscherlift-Gesellschaft m.b.H.


Per day and person € 10,-
Season ticket € 100,- (only available at the main register "Eibenkogel")
The skitouring ticket includes the cost of using the parking lot, toilets and slopes and routes.
Tickets can be bought online, at the ticket vendingmachine at Weitental & at Sport 2000 Ötscher store at site.


Sunset piste walking is allowed on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 9:00pm on the slopes 1 & 2 up to the "Großen Ötscher".

All slopes of the Hochkar & Ötscher Tourismus GmbH are closed on
WED through MON from 4:30pm & TUE from 9:00pm.

More information about skitouring on the Ötscher can be found here.

More skitouring evenings in the surrounding region:

Wednesday: Gemeindealpe Mitterbach
Thursday: Annaberg
Friday: Mariazeller Bürgeralpe